This Private 4 Day: Beijing Sightseeing Tour will allows you to visit Beijing in various ways with your English speaking tour guide and exclusive use of a private vehicle.
Duration: 4 Days
Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Bird's Nest, Water Cube, Lama Temple, Rickshaw Tour, Qianhai Lake, Yinding Bridge, Yandai Byway, Drum Tower, Stone Forest Gorge, Glass Sightseeing Platform, Diaowo V
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Upon your arrival at Beijing, your personal guide will greet you at the hotel lobby holding the board with "Beijing Private Tour" on it. And then starts your 4 day Beijing sightseeing tour.
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Pick up from your hotel around 8:00 am, firstly, drive about 70km (1.5 h) to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World – Great Wall. The less-crowded Mutianyu. "If you haven't climbed the Great Wall, you haven't seen China." Many of your friends who visited China before might have told you this. It is indeed an experience of life. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, Mutianyu section of Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. It's known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year.
Your lunch is offered near the Great Wall in a local restaurant.
After lunch, the Sacred Way, affiliated with the Ming Tombs, is a main attractions arranged for you. The Ming Tombs lie in Changping County, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest from the urban area of Beijing. It is actually a tomb cluster of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), including thirteen emperor's mausoleums, seven tombs for concubines and one grave for eunuchs.
Sitting at the foot of Mt. Yan and occupying an area of more than 120 square kilometers (29,653 acres), it appears extremely spectacular. It was listed in the World Heritage List in 2003. Each emperor's tomb was constructed at the foot of a separate small hill, but they all share a main road called the Sacred Way. The thirteen emperor's mausoleums are similar in their architectural style and overall arrangement, only differing in size and complexity of their structures.
In the afternoon, return to the downtown Beijing and visit the Olympic Green Park, constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Visit the National Stadium ( bird's nest). Its located at the Olympic Green, the stadium cost US$428 million. The design was awarded to a submission from the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron in April 2003 after a bidding process that included 13 final submissions.
The Highlight Of Bird's Nest
Architecture and Feature
The design, which originated from the study of Chinese ceramics, implemented steel beams in order to hide supports for the retractable roof; giving the stadium the appearance of a bird's nest. The stadium's design originally called for a capacity of 100,000 people; however 9,000 were removed during a simplification of the design. The new total of 91,000 was shaved further when 11,000 temporary seats were removed after the 2008 Olympics; bringing the stadium's capacity to 80,000
Then continue to visit the "Water Cube" ( National Aquatics Center), is one of the best venues of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, built with donations from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan compatriot and overseas Chinese. It was chosen through public appraisals as one of “China ten big new architecture views” by The U.S. magazine "Business Weekly".
The Highlight Of Water Cube
Architecture and Events
The Water Cube Series of licensed products have been rated among the “Top 10 Musts for Tourists to Beijing”. Former IOC President Jacques Rogge praised the Water Cube as “a perfectly-equipped, widest open and best operated Olympic swimming venue.”
At last, drive you back to your hotel.
In the morning, after breakfast in the hotel your local guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and continue to your Beijing highlight tour.
Fistly, drive about 6km to next imperial site - Temple of Heaven. The temple was constructed in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and was enlarged during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is the grandest cult architecture complex in the world and a masterpiece of the Chinese people created in ancient times. It covers 2,700,000 square meters (667 acres). Emperors of the two dynasties used to worship the heaven and pray for rich harvests, as the feudal emperors thought they were the son of the heaven.
It is also one of the most brilliant ancient architectural masterpieces in China. Today, it is a pleasant place for leisure stay of walking or sightseeing, also for exploration of local culture.
Then head to the with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square which is now the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Square is the geographical center of Beijing City. It is the largest city square in the world, occupying an area of 440,000 square meters (about 109 acres), and able to accommodate 1000000 people at one time. Tiananmen Gate on the northern square was the site where the Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China.
After sightseeing, walk into the Tiananmen you will meet the one of the world’s 5 most important palaces – Forbidden City, The Forbidden City, also named the Palace Museum, shares the honor of being one of five world-famous palaces with the Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in England, the White House in the U.S. and the Kremlin in Russia. The incomparable palace occupies an area of 720,000 square meters (177.9 acres) and has approximately 8,700 rooms. A high red wall with a total length of 3,400 meters (3,718 yards) encases the palace. The palace, the most magnificent and splendid palace complex in China, was listed as a World Cultural Heritage Building in 1987. It was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the construction of this group of buildings took fourteen years from 1406 to 1420.
Have lunch at the local restaurant, taste the local cuisine in Beijing
In the afternoon, head to visit the Summer Palace, It is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China. It serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational park. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, it covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres (1.1 sq mi), three-quarters of which is water. After 1949, the Summer Palace briefly housed the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China. Many of Mao Zedong's friends and key figures in the Communist Party, such as Liu Yazi and Jiang Qing, also lived there. Since 1953, many major restoration and renovation works have been done on the Summer Palace, which is now open to the public as a tourist attraction and park.
Lastly, drive you back to your hotel, or your next destination.
In the morning, after breakfast in the hotel, your local guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and keep going your Beijing highlight tour.
Today, our first destination is Lama Temple, Located in the Dongcheng District of Beijing, Lama Temple is the largest lamasery in Beijing. The resplendent temple was first built in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) as the residence for Prince Yong (Yin Zhen) who later ascended to the throne and was known as Emperor Yongzheng. In 1744, the dwelling was completely changed into a lamasery.
After the sightseeing, drive you to the Shichahai Area. And you will be arrange to visit the traditional local family in a private and have home made lunch here.
After lunch, head to the Shichahai, The water area of Shichahai was called "haizi" prior to the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). It consisted of Xihai, Qianhai and Houhai which were unknown to the public. With Beihai Lake becoming an imperial backgarden, some 20 temples were built in the area of Shichahai Lake. Here, you will take a rickshaw going around the deep Hutong in Shichahai area.
In the afternoon, hiking on the Drum Tower, look around of the old Beijing - Shichahai area. And then visit the Nanluoguxiang Hutong, one of the best preserved historical areas in downtown Beijing, is famous for its hutong and siheyuan courtyards, as well as the bars, cafes, clothing and handicraft shops there.
Come down the drum tower and then walking to the Yandai Byway, a quaint 800-year-old hutong located directly north of Yinding Bridge between Qianhai and Houhai and the south of the Drum Tower, used to be well-known for sellers of long-stemmed pipes, hence the name.
At last, walking cross the Yinding Bridge, First built in Ming Dynasty, the bridge is in the shape of a silver sycee, and that is why it is called Yinding Bridge. The famous "Viewing the mountains at Yinding Bridge" was one of the eight minor sceneries in Beijing.
Drive you back to your hotel.
Pick you up at your hotel lobby, and continue your last day tour.
Firstly, drive you to visit the Beijing Confucian Temple, Which is located on Guozijian Street inside Anding Gate, the Temple of Confucius in Beijing is the place where people paid homage to Confucius during the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911). The Temple of Confucius was initially built in 1302 and additions were made during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is the second largest temple constructed for Confucius, the greatest thinker and educationalist in ancient China, ranking only behind the Temple of Confucius in Qufu, Shandong Province.
Then, drive along Jingping Expressway to the Pinggu District in the east of Beijing.
Next to visit the Stone Forest Gorge, It is located in the northeastern part of Pinggu and covers an area of 12 km². It is named after the straight and steep mountains that resemble a stone forest. The magnificent stone forest is divided into two parts, the eastside and the westside, both of which offer breathtaking views to anyone who visits. Seen from a distance, the stone forest offers spectacular scenery, while on a closer look, they present amazing unthinkable shapes.
There are many other beautiful views. The "Nine Heavens Flying Falls" has a 120-meter drop, the water in ten of the different ponds are all beautifully crystal clear and they do not dry out in any season. The gorge is full of large stones and pine trees sticking out of cliffs while the mountain path leads you to different places each with its own unique scenery, beckoning you to stay.
After that, you will be arrange to have lunch at the designated local restaurant.
After lunch, head to visit the Jingdong Karst Cave, is located in the east part of Heidouyu Village in Pinggu District, 90 kilometers away from the city proper of Beijing. With beautiful natural landscapes, it is reputed as the "First Cave under the Sun".
After the sightseeing, drive you back to your hotel in downtown Beijing. Our service ends.
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